Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sinking the biz

This weekend was pretty busy for us. My friend Zach was in town from Miami for the IU-Western Kentucky football game and a visit. He stayed with Somer and we ate dinner with them on Thursday after she picked him up from the airport. The plan was to go to Bloomington Friday night to hang out and hit Nick's. One of the docs I used to work for has a house near Bloomington so we arranged to spend the night there. We had to take the dog because my parents are out of town (getting home tomorrow- yay!). So I left work early Friday, we packed and packed the dog to head down. The cabin was NOT near Bloomington - in fact it was about an hour away. We left the dog there (crying) and headed into town. We didn't get there until almost 9. By that time we were starving. We headed straight to Nick's and ate. Somer was impressed there was a cookie "van" parked outside Nick's that baked fresh cookies. She and Susan hit the truck on our way out of Nick's. I ordered a 1/2 veggie strom and 1/2 order of mushrooms for dinner. It was delicious! Also had 2 Woodchucks. Then we played Sink the Bismark. Please don't let the picture above fool you. That may have been the only time Zach sank the bismark. I don't know how it was possible for me to lose so many times, but I finally had to step out of the game because it was too much for me! After we left we went to Brothers for a quick drink then headed back to Somer's hotel. We decided to drive back to Ninevah and then head back to Bloomington in the morning to tailgate. I slept most of the way back to the cabin but it was a tortuous ride. Saturday morning we met everyone (we were an hour late) to tailgate. I had a veggie sausage, chips and Rice Krispie treats. We brought beer but neither one of us touched them! I think I drank a Coke, too. After tailgating, Ross and I packed up and left to go visit with my Aunt Darlene. We had a nice 2 hour visit then it was time to head back to the cabin to get the dog and clean up and head home. If I had it to do all over again, we probably would have boarded the dog. It was very difficult to travel with her and I felt badly leaving her there by herself in an unfamiliar place. It was great to catch up with old friends and my beloved aunt, so I'm glad we went!!

One last thing. This was the only gas station we found in town. It was gas, gifts, ammo and bait. One stop shopping!

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